July 31--NEW BRIGHTON -- An Industry artist drew inspiration from a bible passage for his new solo exhibit opening Friday at the Merrick Art Gallery.
Nick Orell titled his exhibit "ECC3913," referencing the God-given task from Ecclesiastes 3: 9-13 which begins, "What gain has the worker from his toil?"
A 25-year resident of Beaver County, Orell used canvas and brush for the exhibit's current and retrospective works, seeking to capture moods of the moment as light converges upon nature.
Orell has 25 years experience in the graphics arts world, both as a senior creative designer/3-D specialist with Matthews International in Pittsburgh, and as an instructor at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in North Fayette Township.
He's a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an associate degree in visual communications.
Friday's opening reception at the Merrick is from 6 to 9 p.m.
The show runs through Aug. 21 at the free gallery, located at 1100 Fifth Ave., New Brighton. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. every other Sunday.
For more information call 724-846-1130.
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